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Mabel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Mabel?

In 2015 the less frequently given name Mabel, ranked the 578th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Mabel has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 15, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1891.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1915 with 3,683 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Mabel was 42 in 1997.

Approximately during the years 1883-1889, 1911-1915, 1978-1981, 1985-1988, and 2004-2014, the name Mabel took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1921-1933, 1935-1939, 1941-1945, 1946-1951, 1955-1958, 1962-1967, and 1994-1997.

The popularity trend for Mabel has been soaring upward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Mabel for their newborn has risen significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Mabel?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Mabel still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Mabel (Girl)Mabel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 524 578 < 5 --
2014 427 667 < 5 --
2013 393 709 < 5 --
2012 241 1,046 < 5 --
2011 196 1,225 < 5 --
2010 177 1,329 < 5 --
2009 147 1,538 < 5 --
2008 139 1,628 < 5 --
2007 127 1,717 < 5 --
2006 116 1,791 < 5 --
2005 106 1,844 < 5 --
2004 90 2,033 < 5 --
2003 97 1,890 < 5 --
2002 93 1,906 < 5 --
2001 82 2,054 < 5 --
2000 75 2,151 < 5 --
1999 90 1,778 < 5 --
1998 77 1,968 < 5 --
1997 42 2,909 < 5 --
1996 58 2,299 < 5 --
1995 53 2,442 < 5 --
1994 75 1,894 < 5 --
1993 65 2,104 < 5 --
1992 80 1,812 < 5 --
1991 75 1,886 < 5 --
1990 78 1,837 < 5 --
1989 64 1,991 < 5 --
1988 103 1,379 < 5 --
1987 85 1,516 < 5 --
1986 72 1,648 < 5 --
1985 67 1,721 < 5 --
1984 75 1,520 < 5 --
1983 73 1,547 < 5 --
1982 75 1,577 < 5 --
1981 86 1,427 < 5 --
1980 75 1,562 < 5 --
1979 70 1,617 < 5 --
1978 62 1,698 < 5 --
1977 64 1,646 < 5 --
1976 76 1,399 < 5 --
1975 68 1,506 < 5 --
1974 82 1,308 < 5 --
1973 65 1,471 < 5 --
1972 67 1,449 < 5 --
1971 75 1,413 < 5 --
1970 60 1,589 < 5 --
1969 86 1,204 < 5 --
1968 71 1,320 < 5 --
1967 72 1,276 < 5 --
1966 84 1,169 < 5 --
1965 94 1,083 < 5 --
1964 124 947 < 5 --
1963 122 958 < 5 --
1962 126 948 < 5 --
1961 139 915 < 5 --
1960 134 917 < 5 --
1959 140 874 < 5 --
1958 132 891 < 5 --
1957 174 756 < 5 --
1956 182 712 < 5 --
1955 194 672 < 5 --
1954 172 706 < 5 --
1953 197 634 < 5 --
1952 217 592 < 5 --
1951 200 608 < 5 --
1950 228 548 < 5 --
1949 253 513 < 5 --
1948 311 453 < 5 --
1947 345 443 < 5 --
1946 334 421 < 5 --
1945 344 379 < 5 --
1944 386 351 < 5 --
1943 478 319 < 5 --
1942 513 304 < 5 --
1941 507 285 < 5 --
1940 550 264 5 3,763
1939 592 256 < 5 --
1938 673 245 < 5 --
1937 696 233 5 3,841
1936 743 222 < 5 --
1935 826 208 < 5 --
1934 852 209 6 3,536
1933 873 196 7 3,176
1932 1,111 171 6 3,622
1931 1,060 174 6 3,617
1930 1,368 150 9 2,921
1929 1,515 147 9 2,881
1928 1,742 135 7 3,578
1927 1,956 133 5 4,568
1926 2,075 127 8 3,292
1925 2,293 118 8 3,300
1924 2,652 108 5 4,726
1923 2,694 102 7 3,680
1922 2,893 99 6 4,131
1921 3,337 85 5 4,728
1920 3,364 83 9 3,111
1919 3,405 78 7 3,615
1918 3,636 74 9 3,014
1917 3,499 68 17 1,874
1916 3,680 65 6 3,734
1915 3,683 62 13 2,132
1914 3,130 58 12 1,925
1913 2,741 56 8 2,194
1912 2,714 46 15 1,250
1911 2,171 43 10 1,170
1910 2,123 46 10 1,091
1909 2,007 41 11 933
1908 2,096 37 12 808
1907 2,069 36 11 845
1906 2,054 34 10 832
1905 2,178 29 7 1,048
1904 2,172 27 12 710
1903 2,163 25 8 886
1902 2,280 24 12 673
1901 2,097 24 12 625
1900 2,509 25 8 1,014
1899 2,127 22 6 1,004
1898 2,331 23 7 953
1897 2,222 22 10 707
1896 2,283 21 < 5 --
1895 2,359 20 < 5 --
1894 2,221 20 6 1,033
1893 2,191 21 10 686
1892 2,170 19 < 5 --
1891 2,029 15 8 744
1890 2,058 17 8 790
1889 1,947 16 7 856
1888 1,830 17 < 5 --
1887 1,494 18 5 1,006
1886 1,422 20 6 922
1885 1,349 20 7 812
1884 1,270 20 < 5 --
1883 1,086 23 6 852
1882 997 23 < 5 --
1881 893 23 < 5 --
1880 808 22 < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.